Church uncertainties, church seeking
Last Summer I moved to a village about an hour and a half away from where I have lived for the last 14 years, and so left a vibrant church community I had become a part of. A year has passed, and I am still unsettled. Why? This post includes reflections on my search for a church community.
“P” is for parking–-you could’ve fooled me
The first time I noticed the green P sign in Owosso, MI, I thought it was trying to tell me that the road was going to make some weird loop back onto itself. After a few seconds I suspected it might actually have to do with parking (which, of course, it does). It was one […]
Note to self regarding “Blunder: Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions” by Zachary Shore
I recently finished Zachary Shore’s book “Blunder: Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions.” I think I heard an interview with Shore on a show on NPR and the lessons from the book seem important. So, some time has passed, I’ve read the book, and before I pass it on to someone else, I feel a […]
SMASH: I was in a car accident
As I gingerly pulled a shard of glass from my forearm this morning, I thought I might blog about the car accident I had this past Wednesday. Following is an excerpt of a message I emailed to my coworkers on Thursday morning. I was in a 2-car collision last night while I was driving my […]
Pistol practice, Apr 25, 2009
I hit the range again this morning for a practice 900 bullseye match. What a beautiful morning! I started just after 8 AM and was facing East, and the sunshine played a nice highlighting on my iron sights. Gun: .22 caliber Ruger Mk II Ammo: Winchester Super-X .22 long rifle standard velocity Slow fires were […]
1st foray with svn:externals
Okay, confession. Since the mid-90s I’ve helped produce hundreds of websites. Yet, I’ve been using source code management software for less than 1 year. Hindsight, right? In retrospect, I was just plain ignorant. Had I been using something like Subversion, I can think of a few big issues on past projects that just simply wouldn’t […]
Thanks MS. But I don’t want to disconnect from the Internet.
That’s just a bizarre instruction. “You can now disconnect from the Internet.” I almost blew it too by clicking the “Cancel” button because (1) I thought it was all done and it was the only button shaped thing available, (2) I do not want to disconnect anyway. Luckily, I noticed in time that the progress […]
Helvetica vs Arial comparison
I was on the phone with Adam and interrupted him because I noticed a commercial that switched fonts from Helvetica Bold in the middle of the spot to Arial Bold in the closing frames. The fonts are so similar that they really shouldn’t have switched. It was probably an oversight, but I was startled by […]
Eva: It’s hard growing up
Eva, my 5 year old, was sitting next to me on the couch. She looked up at me with a sad face and said, “Daddy, it’s hard growing up.” I gave her a little squeeze and prompted, “Yeah?” “I don’t like losing teeth,” she finished.
I was a Whole Foods first-timer
I am not a foodie. Okay, now that that is out of the way: Whole Foods is amazing. One evening at last week’s IUE2009 conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, my colleague Jackie and I breezed through the local Whole Foods store. From a user experience perspective, my Whole Foods experience was really great. But, let […]